Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Harbor Springs, MI
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Burn-in - NO
Model Number - TH-58PX600U - purchased in 2007
Number of Hours - 21,842 hours
Break-in performed - +/- I was careful the first few weeks like I had been previously with my RPTV but no special discs, etc.
Usage - No games. Probably 70% movies (mostly cable premium networks, probably 30% discs and/or streaming; 30% TV.
Thankfully I've never experienced a burn-in in the 7 years I've owned this PDP. This was the last of Panny's 768p panels and just an excellent TV IMO. After hours of watching non-16:9 content there will be some image retention of the borders but it disappears pretty quickly after watching full screen content. I too have fallen asleep and have had a static image like a disc menu on there for hours which had IR for a brief period but then disappears with regular watching.
One of these days this TV will die on me and I think I'll miss it. I have a 46" Samsung LED (UN46EH5300FXZA) I picked up for less than $500 this past Christmas for the downstairs room after the Hitachi RPTV finally went on the fritz (still thinking about repairing that convergence board) and it has a pretty good picture, however, the plasma just looks so much more natural. Hope a good option presents itself when the Panny goes belly up.
ETA: I didn't vote in the poll as it only went back to 2010!
“A great thunderstorm of sound gushed from the walls. Music bombarded him at such an immense volume that his bones were almost shaken from their tendons; he felt his jaw vibrate, his eyes wobble in his head. He was a victim of concussion.” ― Fahrenheit 451